India’s monthly Russian energy purchase less than Europe’s in one afternoon: Jaishankar

Europe buys more energy from Russia in an afternoon than India does in a month said External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar.

India’s monthly Russian energy purchase less than Europe’s in one afternoon: Jaishankar
(From L-R) Indian Minister of Defense Rajnath Singh, Indian Minister of External Affairs Dr. S. Jaishankar, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin at the joint press briefing after the U.S.-India 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue. Source: Twitter/@DrSJaishankar

India likely purchases less Russian oil in one month than Europe does in a single afternoon said S. Jaishankar, the Minister of External Affairs in response to criticisms of India’s import of energy from Russia.

The statement was made in response to a question asked at the joint press briefing held after the fourth “2+2 Ministerial Dialogue” between India and the United States. Jaishankar addressed the press along with Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and its Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.